Fact Sheets to download
Here are a series of “Fact Sheets” containing a detailed summary of the key facts relating to major issues facing New Zealand families. You can view or download these fact sheets (in pdf format).
In a free and open society, distasteful opinions are met with open inquiry, civil dialogue and debate. If I don’t like what you say, even if I find it offensive, I meet your ideas with my own in an attempt to discover something approaching the truth. But this is all about to change, with potentially devastating consequences.
The term Critical Theory refers to a way of seeing and thinking about the world around us in a “critical” way; that is to look critically for ways in which people are being unjustly oppressed. It wants to deconstruct all traditional systems, structures and institutions, particularly when they are being used to impose social, political or economic power by one group over another. Also known as Cultural Marxism or Neo-Marxism.
The Abortion Legislation Act 2020 is one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. The law has given the unborn baby the same status as an appendix, gall bladder or tonsils – simply ’tissue’ removed as part of a ‘health procedure’.
When drug advocates talk about marijuana, they’re not referring to the 2%-THC of the ‘Woodstock weed’ era. Potency – the amount of THC (the psychoactive chemical in cannabis) – has been increasing steadily in the past few decades. It's now a much harder drug.
During the 2020 election campaign, Labour pledged to pass a law to ban ‘conversion therapy’. But the term ‘conversion therapy’ has been coined by activists but not clearly defined – so the rest of us are left trying to work out what it means.
EUTHANASIA is the act of intentionally, knowingly, and directly causing the death of a patient, at the request of the patient. If someone other than the person who dies performs the last act, euthanasia has occurred.
An epidemic of ‘childhood gender dysphoria’ is sweeping the Western world. Having exploded from rarity less than a decade ago, there is now an exponential increase in the number of children being presented to specially created units in children’s hospitals with the complaint ‘they have been born in the wrong body’ and ‘belong’ in that of the opposite sex.
Marriage is foundational. Throughout history and in virtually all human societies, marriage has always been a union between men and women. Marriage predates both the organised church and the state. The State should not presume to re-engineer a natural human institution.
At this stage it would appear that the Anti-Smacking Law is failing. Not only has the ban failed to reduce the harm perpetrated against children, but it has increased the harm inflicted by children.